Saturday, July 12, 2008

Random question: Home

Where is home to you? Meaning, where is the one place that you would be able to live and know that you are "home" and feel happy and secure? Or, are you already "home"?

Tori

12 comments:

AliceKay said...

I'm already home, Tori. In all honesty, I wouldn't want to live any place else. (i just wish i had a little more space here is all)

Jayde_Bramblerose said...

in my new bungalow and i will be a very happy bunny,lol.

Intense Guy said...

I'm happy with where I live, I just wish I had about 300,000 less neighbors... LOL

From where I am, in an easy couple hours drive (or slightly more), I can see Broadway shows in New York City and visit a huge number of museums, fall foliage, walking and skiing in the mountains, swimming at the seashore, boating in the chesapeake bay, seeing history of all sorts (pre-revolutionary war, revolutionary war, civil war), see the plain folks (amish) of Lancaster County, take a steam train ride, see a coal mine, see first rate concerts, see over two dozen professional sport teams play... and on it goes...

The Amish say "home is where the heart is"...

Intense Guy said...

I get the feeling YOU don't seem to ...feel like you are at home -

*hugs*

LadyStyx said...

As much as I wanna say...no matter where my true love is, is fine with me. I have discovered lately that I simply cannot bring myself to say it. I love hubby dearly but I really dont like our present location...not one bit. It's too expensive and too close to too many things that bring back memories of things I loathe with a passion. Home, as I know it, no longer exists as my family has moved from where I grew up and hasnt lived there for many years now. Home, where my family is, is pretty much scattered to the 4 corners of the country. Where my folks are isnt home as I didnt grow up there and where my brother is, well Im just not comfy there either. The only place I've come to feel as home where Im happy and secure at was Texas. I'd go back in a heartbeat. I miss my friends/"family" back there like anything.

Tori_z said...

Thanks for the responses all. :)

Iggy:
No, this is "home" for me. Every time I've moved away from here, something's brought me back. Wales has always been (and will always be as far as I'm concerned) my home. It was some of the responses to my escaping reality question that got me thinking and led to this question.

KAYLEE said...

i dont think i will ever find a place i call home :(

Kati said...

I think that home is what you make of it. My baby sis has always insisted that "home" was not here in Alaska, and she never felt comfortable here. Now she's in Spokane, and she still doesn't seem to feel at "home". I think that a person must make their own home, if that's what they're seeking. My mom feels at home when she's happy in a place, I think. Maybe I'd like to live other than where I do for a change, but I'm determined that since I cannot do so, I'll be happy here at home. And I mostly am. (I still like to get "out" on occasion. But this is more and more BECOMING my home, as I let the people and quirks of this place BE "home" to me.)

Tori_z said...

Kaylee:
I'm sorry you feel that way. *hugs* :(

Kati:
Very nicely put! :)

Celticspirit said...

I think that *home* is more of a feeling than a place. I feel at home here with my partner in life (Russell) even though we are not yet in the *house* of our dreams. We'll get there though, no doubt about it.

Tori_z said...

CelticSpirit:
That's nice. :)

ChicagoLady said...

I've lived near Chicago for 26 years, and I still don't consider this my home town. I think I would be more at home back where I was born in Iowa. Although as I get older, I dislike winter, specifically the cold temperatures, more and more. I think I could be very happy someplace warm, like Hawaii or California, as long as I have family with me.